The largest scaled coffee show ever, the 12th Seoul Int’l Cafe Show, attracted more than 100,000 people, including 1,764 foreign attendees over 63 countries, the show organizer EXPORUM has announced.
With the slogan “Inspire the World,” Seoul Int’l Cafe Show showcased in a wide range of categories: coffee, tea, beverage, bakery, appetizer/dessert, ice cream, raw materials, machine/equipment, interior, franchise, kitchen supplier and food service industry. More than 400 companies from 30 countries exhibited in 1,300 booths.
The ‘2013 World Coffee Leaders Forum 2013’ also took place during the show. Various other events included the Korea Barista Championship, Master of Cupping, and an afternoon tea party that introduced the United Kingdom’s tradition of social tea culture and tasting methods.
At this year’s Seoul Cafe Show, visitors were able to check out the quality brands offered by the coffee industry. For the special occasion, Beans Brother had invited 2013 World Barista Champion Pete Licata to hold an event at the booth. Licata drew a crowd of people who waited in line to taste his coffee.
A featured session called ‘coffee training station’ drew immense attention by allowing visitors to experience the whole creation process in making perfect coffee.